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Hackers attacked Norwegian parliament over Microsoft vulnerability

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The scale of the attack is still unknown, however, it has already revealed the theft of some documents. More than 60,000 organizations around the world have already been affected by this vulnerability to cyberattacks.

Hackers attacked the Norwegian parliament — the Storting — over a vulnerability in Microsoft's Exchange Server software. This was reported on Wednesday, March 10, by the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau.

It is noted that the scale of the cyberattack is not yet fully known, but some data was stolen.

“The attack was due to the exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft programs, this problem is international in nature,” the Norwegian parliament said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“At the moment, it is impossible to see the connection of this attack with the attack that the parliament was subjected to before the beginning of autumn 2020 (Norway claimed that hackers connected with the Russian Federation were allegedly behind the attack in 2020). Parliament does not know who is behind the attack. Further investigation of the case has been transferred. police “- added there.

On March 2, Microsoft released an update to Exchange Server as a number of private companies in the United States using the software could be attacked by hackers from a group it called Hafnium. It has been argued that it may be linked to China.

Bloomberg reported that alleged cybercriminals are aiming to infect as many computers as possible before the company can fully secure all of its customers. To date, according to an agency source familiar with the investigation, more than 60,000 organizations worldwide using Microsoft products have been affected by hackers' malicious actions.

On the eve it became known that in Germany six federal authorities were subjected to cyberattacks through the e-mail service Microsoft.

Earlier, Microsoft accused a group of hackers from China of attacks on the software of its mail server. It was noted that the hackers were “highly likely” members of the China-funded Hafnium group.

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